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Sony Xperia XZ, XZs, and X Performance getting new update

Sony has started pushing out a new update to some of its Xperia X series smartphones, including the Xperia XZ, XZs, and X Performance. Arriving as build number 41.3.A.2.24, it's the December security patch. As you can see in the screenshot below, the security patch level now stands at December 1. There's currently no information on what other changes (if any) are included in the update. The Nokia 6 has also started getting the latest security patch. Arriving as version 00CN_3_31G and weighing in at 111MB, the update is currently hitting models TA-1000 and TA-1003. Via 1...

Nokia Lumia 830 to offer 20MP camera

The Nokia Lumia 830 will likely be the star of Microsoft's pre-IFA show, scheduled for September 4. The photography spirit of the smartphone has already been hinted at by the leaked photos and the invitation itself, but now we have a few more solid facts about it. (more…)

Smartisan announces humidifiers, tripod, Level 8 suitcases, and smart speaker

At its occasion yesterday in Chengdu, Smartisan noted a bunch of new products such as a new color variant for its Smartisan R1 flagship. Among the products it reported are humidifiers, suitcases, a tripod, and a smart speaker. Smartisan Humidifiers Smartisan noted two fresh humidifiers at the occasion. One is a portable version that could be placed on a table or mantelpiece even though the other is a Lots larger one that is placed on the floor. Both humidifiers have a water tank with 4L and 9L capacities respectively. They Furthermore have an antibacterial box that lasts up to 12 months before replacement and an X-90 evaporating core that could be washed and reused for up to 2 several years. Smartisan announces humidifiers, tripod, level 8 suitcases, and smart speaker Both humidifiers can be paired with Smartisan’s smart app what will enable users to control the humidifiers, Look humidity level and set working conditions. The portable version is offered at ?999 (~$145) and the bigger version has a price tag of ?1999 (~$289). Smartisan LEVEL 8 Suitcase Smartisan announces humidifiers, tripod, level 8 suitcases, and smart speaker The Level 8 Suitcase comes in two versions – typical variant with a polycarbonate frame and a business variant with a magnesium alloy frame. The usual variant is made of Bayer’s Makrolon polycarbonate. It has YKK zippers, a TSA lock, a 4-level adjustable aluminum alloy lever, and 360° wheels. The briefcase has a 38L capacity and weighs 3.5 kilograms. It is estimated at ?299 (~$43) and is in the world in black. The business version is covered in grade 6 aluminum on the outdoor and grade 5 aluminum on the indoor. It has a front door compartment, a bunch of removable compartments for packing various items. There is Additionally a 20000mAh built-in power bank with USB-C, lightning, and Micro-USB connectors and support for 18W quick charging. The business version has a 36L capacity and comes in 2 versions. There is the regular variant that doesn’t have the front door compartment and only has 2 TSA locks. There is the ultimate variant that has the front door compartment for holding major documents and even a 14-inch laptop. It moreover has three TSA locks. The usual business version is available in two colour versions – a silver model valued at ¥999 (~$145) and a dark gray variant estimated at ¥1199 (~$173). Both are available for pre-order presently. The ultimate variant will be out there upcoming year and will be sold for ¥1999 (~$289). Smartisan David and Shire D1 Smart Speaker Smartisan announces humidifiers, tripod, level 8 suitcases, and smart speaker Smartisan Furthermore announced a smart speaker at the event. The David and Shire D1 smart speaker is shaped like a flask. It has a two-tone design – an upper part made of steel with a mirror finish and a lower part covered in fabric. There are media playback controls on top of the speaker. It In addition has a built-in assistant and owners will be in a position to turn between two voices (male and female). Smartisan says the speaker could stream up to 17 million songs in an online music library. The David and Shire D1 smart speaker is valued at ¥899 (~$130). The Smartisan Tripod is made of aluminum alloy and can work either as a monopod selfie stick or a tripod. It has a remote control with a 10-meter range and the head can swivel 360°. It measures 20cm in length when folded and weighs 160g. Smartisan says it is compatible with iOS 5.0+ and Android 4.3+ gadgets. It is estimated at ¥99 (~$15).

How the OnePlus 5T secondary camera works

OnePlus announced its new flagship — the OnePlus 5T — at an event in New York a couple of weeks ago. The new model comes a scant six months after the launch of the previous flagship, the OnePlus 5. Naturally, it's not a big upgrade, as the name clearly suggests, but the phone does feature some notable changes, one of them being the camera. Like the OnePlus 5, the OnePlus 5T features a dual camera system on the back but with one key difference. While the primary wide-angle lens is common between the two devices, the 5T swaps the telephoto camera for a low-light optimized camera. To...

Unlocked Asus Zenfone AR is now in stock in the US

Less than 24 hours ago, the Asus Zenfone AR finally made its much anticipated debut in the US, when pre-orders started for the smartphone at Verizon. While Big Red will be the only US carrier to sell the Zenfone AR, there's also an unlocked version of the phone for the country - and this one has become available today. If you don't mind grabbing the iteration that has 'only' 6GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage, then know that it's currently in stock at Amazon. You'll have to pay $599 for the privilege of owning the first handset that's compatible with both Google's Tango AR and...